First-term retention of enlisted Selected Marine Corps (SMCR) Reservists
O'Donohue, Daniel J.
Thomas, George W.
Kocher, Kathryn M.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis examines factors that influence a male, first-term enlisted reservist's decision to remain in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR). Specifically, the logistic regression model was used to determine the relative impact of bio-demographic and both pecuniary and nonpecuniary job factors on retention. Models were developed for both nonprior (NPS) and prior active service (PS) reservists. The database was a combination of the responses of participants in the 1986 Reserve Components Surveys and their personnel records from the Reserve Components Common Personnel Data System. The thesis concludes with reserve policy implications and recommendations for further research. Important findings of this thesis were: Reserve income has a statistically significant and positive impact on SMCR retention. Civilian income was not found to be a factor. Educational benefits, civilian job-related training, and retirement benefits were found to be significant factors in retaining prior service reservists. Keywords: Marine corps personnel, Job training, Personnel retention, Theses
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Enlisted Navy Reservists and their intention to stay in the Navy Reserve until retirement eligible Becker, Rita Alice. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-06);This thesis examines factors that influence the retention of enlisted members in pay grades E1-E5 and E6 in the Selected Navy Reserve. Data were extracted from the 2000- 2001 Navy Reserve Career Decisions Survey. Chi-square ...
Continuation rates for staff noncommissioned officers, in a non-obligor status, serving in the selected Marine Corps Reserve Hairston, Reginald L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-03);This thesis examines factors that influence the retention of male Staff Noncommissioned Officers (SNCOs) in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve who have completed their six-year initial military obligation. Data were extracted ...
Brown, Sylvester H. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-06);This thesis reduces wasted Reserve training seats by one-fourth, improving resource use and increasing readiness. The Army Reserve currently uses approximately 80% of its scheduled Initial Entry Training seats each year ...